Research Technician/Senior Research Technician - Nutrition, Exercise Physiology & Sarcopenia Laboratory, HNRCA - (19001746)
This job will be a Research Technician or Senior Research Technician, depending on the experience of the candidate. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The mission of the NEPS laboratory is to identify and characterize age-related physiological and pathological changes in skeletal muscle and related body tissues, and to develop interventions that will promote successful aging. We strive to be a leader in relevant and timely research that integrates approaches from the molecular to the whole body level. Our goal through this research is to educate others and to apply our findings to influence public health and policy.
We are committed to conducting meaningful, ethical research in nutrition and exercise, and selected pathological conditions, to fulfill the needs and expectations of the scientific and medical communities; public health organizations; the public at large; and our study volunteers and students. All members of the NEPS Lab collaborate in our joint effort to:
Generate novel hypotheses
Develop innovative and appropriate research methods
Properly collect, manage, analyze, and interpret data
Collaborate with other scientists and institutions
Disseminate results through written and oral scientific presentations
Translate results from the laboratory to the community
Participate in policy and planning initiatives from the local to the global level
Educate, comfort, and support study volunteers
Train future scientists and leaders
We work together and openly share ideas, using a multidisciplinary research and educational approach. The NEPS laboratory responsibly balances research plans and resources while maintaining excellence and integrity in a supportive and respectful environment. We bring together the diversity and the quality of our resources to promote healthy aging and prevent or alleviate the burden of disease. We strive to help people age with strength, vitality, and dignity.
The Research Technician / Senior Research Technician will have a background in Exercise Physiology and will be able to perform physical performance training and testing, have the ability to multitask, and conduct technical and administrative aspects of the research studies including: coordination of staff and participants; study logistics; and management of data and study documentation for Institutional Review Board (IRB), clinical research forms, and quality assurance.
Bachelor's degree in science with up to 1 year laboratory experience.
Familiarity with exercise physiology, experience evaluating muscle performance, and supervision of resistance exercise training are also preferred.
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Organization: Physiology Lab-HNRC
Employee Status: Regular Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Aug 27, 2019, 2:24:29 PM
Internal Number: 19001746
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